Profiling is a political football, not an effective security plan

STE Editor Steve Lasky discusses the pitfalls of airline passenger profiling

Protecting the American flying public from terrorists is job one. But as security professionals, we must strike a balance between protecting people and property with our intrinsic American values.

Editor’s Note: This month, we are debuting a new regular column from our IT Security expert, Kevin Beaver. Check out “Get With IT” on page 19. Derrick Wright’s “Lean Security Operations” column will appear again in the March issue.

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